Historical context is one my favorite attributes of trees. But, how old are trees, really? Specifically, how old are trees in my neck of the woods here in central Texas? I’m pretty sure there’s no one alive today who has seen the oldest tree in central Texas; with no one alive to ask, that leaves us looking for clues. (more…)
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Our highly skilled tree workers can perform safe tree removal of dangerous
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Oak WiltLet our arborist manage your oak wilt needs: diagnosis, treatment & control.
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Our arborists can help with your tree survey and help manage tree mitigation and services for your project.
Consulting Arborist ServiceWe can help with any tree related concern or project: appraisals, diagnosis, management plans, etc...
Our arborist provide all the service you need to preserve trees and maintain compliance
on a construction site.
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Tree Planting AustinWe offer tree planting service for small and large trees. Extended warraties available!
Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica) could possibly be the perfect evergreen conifer for central Texas. It’s silvery blue-green foliage is striking. Arizona cypress is very hardy to the area, and it grows at a very fast rate. And to top it off, there are no common pests. If you are looking for a hardy tree with a striking aesthetic, look no further! (more…)
Eve’s necklace is one of my favorite ornamental trees. Unlike it’s close relative, mt. laurel, eve’s necklace is very under utilized in modern landscapes in my opinion. Being a fully native plant, it thrives in Austin and most all of central Texas. Eve’s necklace provides year round interest: bright green new growth, flowers in the spring, beaded seed pods in the fall. (more…)
Anacacho orchid tree is one of my personal favorite small to mid size trees. It’s great for a focal point ornamental or for getting a tree into tight spaces. The tree is native to western central Texas; Austin is slightly outside of the tree’s natural range, but it does thrive here. The tree’s canopy tends to be thin naturally; it has a fine, delicate texture which allows light through for understory plants. Anacacho orchid is a good butterfly tree. (more…)
How much is a tree worth? In dollars, I’m not talking about the sentimental value (that’s impossible to calculate). Performing a tree appraisal to assign a dollar value to trees in some ways is straight forward; in other ways, it is very complex. I’ve been involved in a number of projects where I’m appraising the value of trees. Almost every time, somebody is trying to tell me how I should be valuing the tree. (more…)
By far, the most prevalent tree disease I encounter is Hypoxylon canker. It affects nearly every species of tree native in our area. The disease typically targets stressed trees during drought conditions, so you can imagine how central Texas is a great niche for this sapwood fungal disease. (more…)
Every year, starting in late June I see limb failures that appear to be caused by a fungus developing a pressure pad directly in the inner fibers of the wood. The pressure from this growth causes the wood to shear and the limb fails.
As a business practice, we have always recycled all debris via local brush recycling company. However, with the purchase of a tub grinder, now we recycle our own brush. Recycling our brush in house will allow us to offer more competitive pricing for our services that require mulch. And we’ll get better quality control over the mulch product. (more…)
Do you know about the City of Austin’s Urban Forestry Board? The primary purpose of the board is to provide the citizens of Austin a portal to voice their concerns about policies and practices regarding the city’s public trees. (more…)
Assessing tree risk is one of the more complex functions certified arborists must perform. The simple fact is that tree failures are, in large part, unpredictable. To help our profession, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has developed some standards to the process of evaluating tree risk and there is now a “qualification” for arborists to acquire. Being the inquisitive individual that I am, I’ve attended the class and passed the test to become TRAQ qualified. (more…)
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